TT Scale

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by cidchase, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    I had heard of this as a scale but didn't know anyone was really active in it.

    http://www.ttscale.com/

    This is really going off in your own direction!! Gotta appreciate those guys, another whole aspect of model railroading. Pretty interesting site, I thought. :) :) :)
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I think tt scale came out concurrently with n scale or close to it. The size is close enough to n that most modelers chose to go in the direction of n scale. It is kind of like the difference between ho and oo. Tt was popular in Eastern Europe I believe, but in the West n killed it.
  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    TT came out long before N did. I always figured that the problem was that it wsn't enough smaller than HO. I think that the difference needs to be about half, and TT's drop of 2/3 - 3/4 wasn't enough. (Same problem with S gauge.)(now we'll hear from TR).
    American TT never got past the craftsman stage. There weren't many manufacturers supporting it, HP products was the biggest.
    Scale was 1/10" = 1' (1:120). Gauge was .471"
    Britain, of course, came out with TT3 which was 3mm = 1', 12mm gauge. Major support is now from a society.
  5. boppa

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    well-i had(may still have???) some tt gear
    it was my dads-when he was a teenager
    and im in my mid 30's now
    id be betting it predated n by about-oh 2 or 3 decades minimum
    btw his was all triang(turned into hornby didnt it??) and was about halfway between ho and n in size